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Brother MFC-3240C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Brother MFC-3240C. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and size. The usability and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative reviews about the paper handling and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-3240C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Brother MFC-3240C from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on People really like the usability, but reviews are divided on the performance.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-3240C All in one Colour Printer, Fax, Copier and Scanner

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (

Brother MFC-3240C


We got his on sale for $39.00 and used for self employed business copies and printing. It gets extremely heavy use. The print and copy is excellent. I would buy another one in a second. We fax a lot on it as well

Cartridges are cheap and last a long time

Scanner a little hard to learn to use

Jan, 2007

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Brother MFC-3240C


Have only used this printer about four times. As only occasional users of a printer, we have had to change each of the cartridges 3 times. But the worst thing about this printer is that it will choose the most inappropriate times to "self clean" (or...

very difficult to think of one

space waster, ugly, slow, doesn't work, useless, waste of money, uses ink without using printer

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: (

Brother MFC-3240C


Problem with software as a shared printer. I gave up using it as a shared printer and still am using my 7 year old HP842C. Will not print out b/w faxes if ANY ink cartridges are low (by its own reckoning). Tells you that the ink cartridges are empty...

Sends faxes OK

Nothing but problems from day 1

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: always looking (



I would not recommend this unit, it was great for a month and now I continue to get a Communication error 20. I have the telephone company saying everything is fine on my lines and the customer service at Brother is atrocious. I would rather go to the...

When working it is great

Continual Communication error

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: (

Brother MFC-3240C


I have a Dell Optiplex GX1, circa the 20th century, a word processing work horse in my office. (My wife and son have more modern computers.) So when the printer decided it was always out of paper whether it was out of paper or not, it was time to get a...

Reasonably fast; good print quality

May require additional purchases of USB cord and/or USB ports

Jan, 2006

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Brother MFC-3240C


Bought it a month ago. I used up the black ink and replaced the cartridge. Kept getting "ink empty" after a new one was installed. Now it tells me that ALL of the ink is empty or low and it is not. I called Brother for help and got the run around for...

None that I can think of

Cheap piece of junk

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: geormar (

i think it's great


it's a very good machine from a respectable company which has a great price as I bought it with 89.99$ which make it very cheap. as for it's specifications it's a very good 4in1 multifunction machine which has a fax, a copier mahine, a printer and a...

i think it's cheap

i think it's one of the best

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: luper01 (

This machine will automatically use up all the ink in order to keep it going


Brother has an annuity stream by making its machine turn on automatically and keep the ink heads wet and use up all the ink. I rarely used the printer and it would need new ink cartridhes every few weeks! Stay away from the P.O.S.

good quality

constantly draining the ink

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: k4se (

MF in MFC-3240C means MALFUNCTION!!


DON'T BUY THIS ONE! Serious waste of money! It quit printing from the computer. When it worked (?) it printed MUCH more slowly than my old HP 632C Desk Jet. Now goes through "cleaning cycle" every time, then no printed page! Bought another HP...

Are you kidding

Quit printing (S-L-O-W-L-Y) from computer after 3 months

May, 2005

Consumer review by: (

If it only worked


Easy to use

Very unreliable. Watch out for the famous error code 41. I think it means your machine is trash. Happened to me twice. So I'm twice the fool for buying a Brother product. Also, goes though ink like water

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

This sheet fed, multifunction product includes color printer, fax (33.6Kbps), copier, scanner and PC Faxing. It delivers fast inkjet printing with speeds up to 20ppm mono and 15ppm color and photo-quality printing resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi for exceptional color output. No PC required for faxing and copying. The 8MB dual access memory stores up to 200 pages so faxes can be scanned in while sending or receiving. Includes a front loading 100-sheet paper capacity, 20-page ADF, USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface and scanning resolutions up to 2400 dpi (interpolated).


Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:11ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing:Yes (send only)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:8MB



Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):3000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB/USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi